Never known to be a champion of anything, Roy Cooper today came out ... in favor of marriage equality. I guess it's better late than never. Still, it's kind of amusing to see all the swooning from the folks at Equality NC. Via email:
We're proud to let you know that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper - our keynote speaker for the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala - just announced his public support for marriage equality. With Mr. Cooper's endorsement of the freedom to marry, he joins a fast-growing majority of fair-minded North Carolinians who believe in legal relationship recognitions for LGBT citizens.
Unfortunately, only one day after Mr. Cooper announced he'd be joining us for the Equality Gala, extremist groups like the NC Family Policy Council came out of the woodwork demanding their supporters boycott our annual event, entitled "A Celebration of Home."
We can't let their hate tarnish this amazing momentum in our state. And now we've made it even easier for you to show your support for Attorney General Cooper!
REGISTER NOW *until October 17, 2013, at midnight* for the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala - and receive a special 10% DISCOUNT off our regular Gala rate. It's your best shot to join hundreds of Gala attendees who have already vowed to show their support for Mr. Cooper *and* for building a state of Equality.
With your registration today, you'll not only guarantee your seat at the table - at the special "Roy Cooper rate" - to honor our state's top pro-equality champions, but also cement your role in helping to move our state forward in 2014 and beyond.
Again, James REGISTER NOW to help us SELL OUT this year's Gala and send a strong message to opponents of Equality that the *real* North Carolina remains on the right side of history.
Equality NC Foundation
P.S. Don't miss this great opportunity to sponsor, support (and be showcased at) North Carolina's signature event for our fast-growing Equality community. If you're a pro-Equality business, organization or individual, email firstname.lastname@example.org today to become a 2013 Equality Gala Sponsor or Table Host and join our prominent list below!
I have long been an admirer of the work Equality NC does in North Carolina. But just to say it, the special "Roy Cooper rate" would have to be cheaper than free to get me there.